This was originally meant to be a 2-part series but I’ve decided to split it into more segments since it’s in dire danger of running into multiple thousands of words.
In this installment covering Woman #1, I finally met someone who dated Demarest before me and learned about his Ghost Hunters International liaisons.
This is what the women claim –
For over a year, Demarest encouraged Woman #3 and Woman #6 to make plans to be with him in Florida, and yet he kept thwarting them at the last minute. This led me to suspect there was a woman he was hiding in his home state. Two of the women had been doing their own sleuthing even before my story broke, and they gave me a name to contact. I sent her a message and waited.
One day later, she replied –
Her response indicated she, too, had read my story . I found out Woman #1 dated Demarest on and off from 2008, and they officially broke up in 2014, when she met someone she really liked. That wasn’t enough to deter Demarest and he kept pressuring her to get married.
In fact, in my conversations with all the women, it was clear that Demarest tended to ramp things up when he had rivals.
A single mom of 2, Woman #1 had been going through a marriage breakup when they met.
I remembered in the early days Demarest used to talk about being betrayed by an ex-girlfriend in Florida. A harlot who broke his heart, took his money, lied, and cheated on him. These stories had softened me up to his advances.
These are just some of the transcripts about this Florida girlfriend from my chats with Demarest back on Jan 3, 2012 (before we started dating) –
Jan 3, 2012 – Edit
Robb Demarest –
Very cool about the expansion plans. I hear you about wanting to drop all and travel. The latest information that my ex had a boyfriend at the same time I was paying all her bills is bothering me more than it should. I need a bit of a break! =0
Robb Demarest – I still think my overall tally of money spent would be much higher. She didnt have a job for 2 years and I paid every bill, gifts, trips, etc. Which wouldn’t have been so bad if I hadnt found out the last guy she was cheating on with me is a 50 year old tatted up movie extra toy salesman. I’m so proud =(
Once I compared notes with Woman #1, it emerged that this “Florida girlfriend” in Robb’s stories could not be her (she did date a big guy with tattoos but Demarest never paid her bills). It would appear this Florida harlot was either fictional or very possibly a composite of more than one woman. She confirmed she dated other men but this was her account –
This was the same experience I had – in fact he had disappeared for months, not weeks, when I heard from him again in January this year.
Like Woman #1, Woman #5 similarly moved on to other relationships when he went quiet, and he would get angry when he re-established contact and found out he was no longer the centre of her universe.
Evidently Demarest expected each of his girlfriends to wait around faithfully for him in his absence, while he freely cavorted with multiple other women. And then used their “cheating” to concoct stories about his victimhood to other prospective prey.
I found out too, that he had used the same lines on her that he had spoken to me –
Jackie M Tang – …when he and I started he gave a confession about his “bad” past and said he was hoping I would be his redemption.
Apparently it’s all BS.
Woman #1 – Lol. I heard that
Woman #1 told me their relationship got most serious just before he came to Australia.
This meant that in the 6 months from the filming of Seekers in Malaysia to Haunting Australia, he had become emboldened and started or renewed multiple relationships – with Women #1, #3, #4, #5 and #8. Not counting yours truly, ie. #2.
Since this all came out, I’ve often wondered whether by getting him those two TV gigs, I unwittingly became his enabler; the celebrity boost empowered him to prey on multiple women.
Robb Demarest (and Jackie M) in Seekers Season 9 – the #1 ranked show on Malaysia’s NTV7
His career trajectory was in freefall when we first started talking, and he had been humiliated from not just getting fired from GHI but by Syfy’s threat of legal action for his drunken rants on Twitter about his former cast members.
He used to mope about the lack of momentum with his attempts at a TV comeback, and I would try to keep his morale up, before I finally started pitching shows for him. This from January 2012 –
Robb Demarest – Oh, and no word today. All remains quiet on the TV front. I did talk to people about doing a self-funded documentary but not much came of it besides a lot of talk….
Jackie M – There’s still a few days left in the week so don’t give up hope on the TV thing yet; I know I haven’t.
As with the other women, Demarest seemed hell bent on having a baby with Woman #1 –
Woman #1 – We were suppose (sp) to get married and have babies
Jackie M Tang – When did he propose?
Woman #1 – February 2016. Again and Again.
I was supposed to be the one that he finally came out into public with…….lol
Jackie M Tang – So when he came back to Florida (in Oct 2015) he was trying to get back with you and proposing to you?
Woman #1 – I was like……no thanks. Yes he was
All I know is he was in a major rush to get married
Jackie M Tang – Very strange.
And then, this startling revelation –
Woman #1 – He said that a medium had told him that he needed to marry his true love right away, and that I was her
Today at 10:35am · Sent from Messenger
Robb Demarest has always positioned himself as a scientific, rational, skeptical investigator of the paranormal. When he was with me, he regularly mocked psychics including his co-stars behind their backs.
I would find out later that he used this same “prophecy” on more than one woman; not only that, but it tied in with his desperate rush to impregnate them.
I asked her when they finally stopped talking, and this was what she revealed –
February 24th in Sydney would have been the evening of the 23rd in Florida; I guess once we broke up, he felt the need to fill the vacancy immediately.
Apparently Demarest kept trying to call her, and her boyfriend found out-
Woman #1 – My boyfriend called him (on February 24) to confront him about why he was calling me. My boyfriend was disgusted how he threw me under the bus. Real men don’t air other’s dirty laundry to other men.
That’s how we both knew, Robb was a real scumbag
He told my boyfriend that he had nude pictures of me….
I was uncomfortable sending those pictures, but he was so pushy
And then, this –
Woman #1 – Broken record
Hesbeen (sp) like this forever
He slept with 3 ghi people
I had known of one Ghost Hunters International co-star that he dated, and always suspected another, which he never admitted to. I wasn’t aware of any relationship with a third. Woman #1 told me I needed to speak with this third GHI cast member who’s also based in Florida.
I remember Robb telling me how hurt he was when he found out while in Saudi Arabia, that his (composite) Florida girlfriend was pregnant with someone else’s baby, and that he had sent her an email to congratulate her nonetheless. Based on this GHI co-star’s FB profile it could have been her that he was talking about.
I sent her a message, which FB shows she received, but I never got a reply. A source told me recently that she’s scheduled to do an event with Demarest a few weeks from now.
I came away from my chat with Woman #1 with the conclusion that not all his girlfriends were equal in his mind, and that she seemed to have received special attention from him compared to some of the others.
Next up…the celebrity girlfriend who says he stalked and threatened her when things went wrong –
(Snippets of her account below) –